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Orion Genomics, NC State Get $1.6M From USDA to Sequence Parasitic Nematode

Orion Genomics and researchers from North Carolina State University have received $1.59 million from the US Department of Agriculture to sequence the genome of parasitic nematode worms.

The firm said that the root knot nematode was chosen for sequencing, out of an estimated 100,000 to 1 million species of nematodes, because they are the major pathogens of vegetables throughout the world.

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